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5G World Summit to Explore How 5G Will Drive the IoT

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, 14 April 2015 – 5G is set to become the first network capable of being versatile and scalable enough to enable the future of the Internet of Things (IoT). With all of our everyday objects hyper-connected, the 5G network will have a huge amount of data to process which is why the 5G World Summit (24-25 June) is set to bring together leading operators, forward-thinking vendors and expert academics to share ideas on the technologies which will power this next-generation network and underpin the world of the connected everything.

Taking place at the Amsterdam RAI, the 5G World Summit will include an interactive debate to identify 5G use cases which will bring new consumer experiences - for example, connected cars, smart health systems, high speed trains and smart city infrastructure.

5G World Summit
5G World Summit

Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications of 4G Americas, which is endorsing the Summit, said: “The Internet of Things is about connecting the unconnected with new use cases and the 5G World Summit is the perfect platform to address the complex challenges that this will entail. 4G Americas has already completed work on identifying requirements and recommendations for 5G global networks, and is keen to support the important events that address the solutions and vision for our future.”

In total the Summit, which is co-located with the LTE World Summit, will bring together attendees from over 85 countries to lay down the foundation for 5G technology and will reflect the global developments already taking place.

Coinciding with its Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, the UK government recently announced several initiatives to encourage research in areas such as 5G mobile networks, recognising that this will be important in transforming the IoT. The UK has also opened a 5G Innovation Centre, which has already achieved a connection speed of 1 Terabit per second in tests. EU groups, such as the 5G PPP, are liaising with 4G Americas on 5G development. Other global organisations including NGMN Alliance and 3GPP are also developing the vision for 5G and liaising with 4G Americas and other organisations.

4G Americas' Recommendations on 5G Requirements and Solutions, a white paper on this topic, may be downloaded for free on the associations’ website at www.4gamericas.org.

Asia-Pacific is also pushing for leadership in 5G development and deployment and joining the conference will be leading Asian operators SK Telecom, LG U+ and NTT DoCoMo, who will all present case studies, giving their perspectives on the future direction of 5G.

5G World Summit will take place at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands, on 24-25 June 2015. To plan your visit, to view the full event programme and speaker list, or to register for the event, please go to http://5gworldsummit.com/. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter using the hashtag #5GWorldSummit or by following @LTEWorldSeries. For media information please contact Dana Hare at dana.hare@proactive-pr.com or Sian Borrill at sian.borrill@proactive-pr.com, or call +44 1636 812152.

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About 5G World Summit
The LTE World Series is delighted to bring back the very successful 5G World Summit for the 3rd year! This dedicated event will bring together professionals representing the operators, vendors, enterprises, devices and academic communities, to discuss the future of the 5G network. Join us and hear the latest updates in standards & legislation along with operator case studies from leading global operators and learn about the key challenges and issues 5G networks come with, in addition with exploring new services that the network will enable.

About Informa Telecoms & Media
Informa Telecoms and Media (www.informatandm.com) organises 125 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide. With a focus on quality content, Informa Telecoms and Media deliver a key audience of decision-makers from the mobile, fixed, alternative, wholesale, MVNO, broadband and satellite operator communities. Informa Telecoms and Media is also the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content.

About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies, including LTE-Advanced and beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the success of 3GPP technologies and their No. 1 place in the region. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org or www.twitter.com/4gamericas and www.facebook.com/4gamericas.

Contacts:
Vicki Livingston
4G Americas
+1 239 732 4662
vicki.livingston@4gamericas.org

Dana Hare
Proactive PR
+44 1636 812152
dana.hare@proactive-pr.com